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Vial of water
Vial of water
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 6 coins
Low alch 4 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 10 coins
Exchange price 39 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine A glass vial containing water.
Weight 0.02 kg
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A vial of water can be made by using a vial on a water source, or buying it from a store, a player or the Grand Exchange. Certain combinations of ingredients can be mixed in a vial of water to create potions using the Herblore skill. Adding a clean herb to a vial of water creates an unfinished potion.

Dropping monstersEdit

Levels 1 to 99Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Water elemental641Always
Cave crawler76; 106; 1121Common
Chaos druid461Common
Chaos druid warrior941Common
Werewolf (human)401Uncommon
Tortured soul761Rare
Freidir561Very rare

Levels 100 and aboveEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave crawler76; 106; 1121Common
Salarin the Twisted1201Common
Werewolf90; 1281Rare
Tenacious toucan1201Very rare

Obtaining a vial of waterEdit

Players can obtain a vial of water in several ways:

Players with the ability to access all the shops that supply vial of water packs can obtain 4,600 vials of water through visiting every shop, for a modest cost of 46k. This method requires very little effort. The individual vials sell for 20 - 25gp each on the Grand Exchange, resulting in a profit in the range of 46 - 69k per run.

Tactics for refillingEdit

The Grand Exchange update on 9 August 2011 provided an exceptionally short run from one of the bankers to the fountain in the middle.

For non-members, an old style hand pump just north of the west bank in Falador provides only a short running distance. Members may find that both the geyser in Neitiznot and the sink in the cellar of Lumbridge Castle are great places to refill vials with water due to close proximity to a bank and one-click banking chests.

Bank to water distances
Bank Water source Steps
Neitiznot Geyser 9
Lumbridge kitchen basement Sink 11
Grand Exchange - southern kiosks Fountain 14
Falador West Hand pump 15

Price historyEdit

The price of this item has varied due to countless shop updates over the years. Vials of water hovered between 150 and 200 coins prior to the introduction of the Grand Exchange. When shops were updated to have unlimited stock, the price of vials of water plunged and then steadied at about 70 coins each. Then, due to the personalised shops update, the price of this item increased past 240 coins because of the limited number of items in each shop. Vials of water received a price cap of 103 coins on 13 October shortly after the update, along with eyes of newt, lowering it by over half the price. Vials of water were virtually out of stock on the Grand Exchange due to the sudden price change. In order to compensate for the shortage, the vials of water stock increased in Shilo Village from 200 to 1000 on 20 October. On 9 November 2009, vials and vials of water started to be sold in item packs in many stores, allowing players to buy large amounts at once. The ease of obtaining vials of water caused the price to crash again to around 11 coins. For several months, vials of water steadied between 30-50gp each. They now stay below 50gp most of the time.


  • Vials of Water appear to be fully filled (4 dose). However, when a potion or unfinished potion is made, it is only 3/4 full.

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